Youth Forward Scholarship 2019 – Why Safe Driving is Important

Name: Summer A Brandon
From: Cypress, [select]
Grade: Senior
School: Cypress Springs High School
Votes: 0

SUMMER
A. BRANDON

2/20/19


Why
Safe Driving is Important

  • What
    is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths
    as a result of driving?
    Driver
    education help people learn all

    about
    the safety rules for driving. When you know the rules and procedures
    on driving on the highway, tollways, beltways and in the inner
    cities or rural areas it makes driving safe for everyone. By knowing
    this it cuts down fatalities and should reduce the number of deaths
    because regardless if you are 16 years old or 80 years old everyone
    can benefit from drivers education.

  • What
    steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to
    driving?
    There
    are few steps that can be taken to reduce driving deaths and they
    are: 1. Reduce the speed limit in certain states, in TX you can
    drive 80 miles per hour, in my mind that’s fast because now people
    will drive 85-90 miles per hour always 5-10 miles over the speed
    limit and this speed causes fatalities because it takes a lot to
    slow down. 2. There should be age limit on who drives at night on
    major highways and rural areas. If you are 16 years old or 85 years
    old then you should only be able to drive for 6am-10pm. After 10pm
    then you should be off the road.

  • Have
    you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen
    your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?

Yes,
my dad sometimes drives and texts. This makes me very angry and I
tell him this all the time that I feel very uncomfortable with it and
that driving and texting is not safe and it causes unwanted
accidents. He has since quit texting and has become more caring and
responsible about my life and other people lives when driving.

  • What
    steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help
    others become safer on the road?

One
to always drive the speed limit. Always be cautious of the other
driver at all times. Pay attention to signs, work areas, lights,
railroad crossings, construction and school buses when driving. Never
be in a hurry when driving, my motto on this is “ it will be there
when I get there” so I always take my time and do the normal speed
limit regardless if the other people around me are driving well
passed the speed limit. Better safe than sorry.


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